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9 minutes ago, twin6 said:

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A 1915 or 1916 with a similar but not identical body......and a different frame/chassis. I believe the car above is on a 124 inch wheel base, my car is on 138. The above car is probably a 4-45 model.......but there were many running changes that make things hard to ID. Great photo!

 

 

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19 hours ago, A. Ballard 35R said:

With the top up that must be around 9' high which would be taller that a 1916 1st Series Packard Twin-Six which is 93" or &' 9". Wonder where the car is now.

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It would have been nice if something else were in the photo for size reference.  It's possible that person is of small stature but even then the vehicle would be large. 

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1 hour ago, Fossil said:

It would have been nice if something else were in the photo for size reference.  It's possible that person is of small stature but even then the vehicle would be large. 

 

Ted was well known to my family and I knew him when we lived close by to him. He was of medium build about 5' 10" as I recall. That car is huge.

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25 minutes ago, A. Ballard 35R said:

He was of medium build about 5' 10" as I recall. That car is huge.

Wow. Nice you replied and that car must have been a tank. That thing would have had to have a garage much larger than the average garage of the day. 

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On 8/18/2020 at 12:40 PM, Fossil said:

Wow. Nice you replied and that car must have been a tank. That thing would have had to have a garage much larger than the average garage of the day. 

 

At the risk of straying further I remember a quote by Ted in the Mercer chapter of Ken Purdy's Kings of the Road book where Purdy is extolling the virtues of a T-Head raceabout. Ted was obviously not in agreement and said, ".....that I can trim any stock Mercer built prior to 1915 in a one mile run up to a medium steep grade in third speed with my 1912 White seven-passenger touring car....."  I would think that Ed's newer White would perform even better.

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ca. 1937. An aerodynamic streamlined aluminum Road Chief travel trailer, with a loudspeaker mounted on its roof, pulled by an automobile. Man standing next to the trailer, which has poster attached to side: "Prepare for Christian Service - Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.

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Roy Berrens, of Puyallup, photographed in May of 1969 with his 1916 White Touring car. Mr. Berrens has been restoring his seven-passenger White touring car for over a year. He first dismantled the car and overhauled the drive train and painted the frame. He spent the past winter restoring and painting the body, doors and dash and plans to restore the upholstery and top this coming winter. Eventually the engine will be overhauled. During the summer the White is reassembled so the Berrens family can take open-air spins. The White is a Model GED with a four cylinder 29-horsepower engine. The car weighs 4,700 pounds and contains two jump seats which added to the regular seating makes it a seven-passenger ride. The White Model GED is rarely seen as the vast majority of White products in that era were heavy duty trucks. Mr. Berrens' White was originally purchased by the Rainier National Park Co. as a park touring car. It was bought by Mr. Berrens in 1966 after it had spent 30 years in a Puyallup wrecking yard.

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On 8/20/2020 at 10:00 AM, John_Mereness said:

Cliff Henderson, involved with National Air Races, built this home "Chateau Avion" on seven lots in the Bretwood area.

 

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WoW John, Art Deco Art Moderne Streamline City!!!! GREAT!!!! THANKS!!!!

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1 hour ago, dc-8dave said:

Hello Twin6,

                      This appears to me to be a customized 1920 Premier roadster with really big oversized wheels and tires.

Someone has made disk covers for over the top of what I would guess was a wooden wheel (but may be a disk wheel under the cover).

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2 hours ago, dc-8dave said:

Here is a couple images of the Premier's wheels, hope this helps.

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Those look like Disteel wheels. Whether they were standard or an option I don't know.

 

Here are the same wheels on a Studebaker Big Six custom town car - 

 

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Thanks to all of you who continue to contribute to this, comment and view as well. I think it is keeping us all safe and occupied with automotive history but even more so "sane" because we can count on seeing "cool cars" and vehicles that we know and count on to make us happy.

SO here are my days offerings:

1907 Austin ( English)

1926 Ballot ( sorry I do not know the body builder)

192? Hispano Suiza by Belvalette

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